LONG BEACH, Cal.-- XenonFS, a full service drayage technology management provider, said it is offering a new approach to improve drayage service while reducing costs. By carefully analyzing drayage operations, XenonFS “is able to quantify the total time and costs associated with first and last-mile cargo moves using customized tools to reduce operating staff time and costs by up to 90 percent on many drayage moves,” the company said.
XenonFS said the amount of time logistics companies spend managing end-to-end drayage moves, with such tasks as finding the right vendor, verifying compliance, establishing credit, making payments and tracking the shipment, often are not evaluated as a part of the drayage costs. These indirect costs add up quickly, however, especially on unfamiliar and complicated drayage shipments, said the company.
XenonFS's founders built a solution that connects all parties in a multi-modal move, both electronically and operationally. Drayage information is consolidated into a single system in one location via XenonFS’s web portal or by integrating with their customers' existing operating software. This ensures that drayage movements are completely aligned with connecting carriers and shipments move smoothly from origin to destination, said a company release.
"What differentiates us is our approach. We offer a unique spin on traditional brokerage by combining cutting-edge technology with best practice consulting," said Stacy Lange, director of key accounts for XenonFS. "Drayage is complex, time consuming, and, often, time sensitive. Slow reactions or responses lead to additional costs. These costs typically are neither uniform nor transparent, which adds more uncertainty to the process."
Lange said that XenonFS’ intuitive and sophisticated web-based application is easy to navigate and has a modern look and feel. “It helps our customers choose the rate they want so they can book it and forget it," she said.
“The tracking features provide a greater degree of visibility to container status which improves operational efficiency and cuts down on the time and effort involved in chasing providers for status updates,” Lange says. “XenonFS allows overseas agents to obtain quotes and book drayage online, regardless of where they are located. This is a tremendous advantage to global NVOs who frequently have to estimate drayage costs in advance."
While this alone is powerful, Lange adds that the system is backed by a veteran team “working behind the scenes and drawing on decades of industry experience to deliver a superior service." "We are all from the industry and we understand the processes. We also know that many companies these days are tasked with doing more with less and dealing with headcount constraints," says Lange. "Our solution allows our customers to focus on satisfying their customers and potentially growing their business."